Tag: Department of Insurance

Recent Victory on Behalf of Medical Supplement Insurers against California Department of Insurance

As a result of the filing of a Writ of Mandate and Declaratory Relief Action by Barger & Wolen LLP Senior Regulatory Counsel Robert W. Hogeboom and Litigation Partner John Holmes, the California Department of Insurance (“CDI”) agreed to…

Proposed Regulations list 20 standards to determine if insurer is operating in hazardous financial conditions

By Robert W. Hogeboom and Samuel J. Sorich
On June 21, 2013, the California Department of Insurance (“CDI”) submitted its Proposed Action and Notice of Public Hearing to adopt regulations listing conditions that the Commissioner may conside…

Judge Invalidates California Regulation on Estimating Replacement Costs for Homeowners Insurance

By Samuel Sorich and Larry Golub
On March 25, 2013, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gregory Alarcon issued a decision which found the California Department of Insurance’s regulation on estimating replacement costs for homeowners insurance to be …

Unfair Acts Ruling May Save California Insurers from Stiff Fines

Robert Hogeboom was quoted in a Sept. 17, 2012, Law360 article, Unfair Acts Ruling May Save Calif. Insurers From Stiff Fines (subs. req.), about the impact of a ruling in which a California administrative law judge found that California’s Department of…

Administrative Law Judge Invalidates Fair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations by California Department of Insurance

By Robert Hogeboom
Insurance companies could soon be off the hook for stiff penalties and fines imposed by the California Department of Insurance’s (“CDI”) for violations of the Fair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations (“FCP…

Administrative Law Judge Invalidates Fair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations by California Department of Insurance

Insurance companies could soon be off the hook for stiff penalties and fines imposed by the California Department of Insurance’s (“CDI”) for violations of the Fair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations (“FCPR”). &nb…

Updated: California Legislature Passes Insurance-Related Bills Prior to Ending 2012 Session

The California Legislature’s regular 2012 session ended on August 31. In the last days of the session, legislators passed hundreds of bills, including several insurance-related measures. Here are noteworthy insurance-related bills that were passe…

California Legislature Passes Insurance-Related Bills Prior to Ending 2012 Session

The California Legislature’s regular 2012 session ended on August 31. In the last days of the session, legislators passed hundreds of bills, including several insurance-related measures. Here are noteworthy insurance-related bills that were passe…

Dodd-Frank Does Not Preempt All California’s § 1011(c) Reinsurance Approval Requirements Applicable to Foreign Insurers

By Michael Rosenfield and Chris Burusco
Prior to the Dodd-Frank Act, California Insurance Code § 1011(c) required all California-admitted insurers to obtain prior approval from the California Department of Insurance for any reinsurance transa…